HORSES FOR SALE
LILY CASH KAT
Birth date: April 10, 2000
Markings: two hind stockings, blaze
AQHA registration: 4171188
Breeding status: open
Weight: 1000 lbs
Photo at left: November 2007, Lily leading weanling filly across Little Pine Creek. Rider: Denise Vaughn
Lily's status, June 2010
This is a solid, healthy, well-trained, versatile, reproductively sound mare with a very quiet disposition. She is ready to ride. The last two times we hauled her to a group trail ride, she served as the extra horse for riders who didn't have one. Both guests did just fine with her and thought she was a very pleasant mount.
Progress report, written Spring 2008
Lily is a great combination of open show horse, trail horse, and brood mare. Even as a two year old, she was a well-mannered trail horse, not bothered by much out in the woods, and quite willing to go on solo trail rides without getting flustered. She'll cross water and has been hauled to big rides with lots of horses.
Lily also has a fair amount of training as a show horse, but was not shown because she never slowed down at the lope enough to be truly competitive in Western Pleasure in the AQHA circuits. She's half-sister on the dam's side to our champion show mare Topnotch Cadence. Lily would probably do well at the open shows, in western pleasure and horsemanship.
At age four, Lily became a mother, and now has three fine offspring. Each year, after we wean her foal, we put Lily back to work as a riding horse, and each time she has remembered her manners and has been just fine to ride despite having many months off the job.
In the summer of 2006, after weaning her foal, Lily was doing pivots, turning with leg cues, and taking her leads loping on the first ride out. (Photos on this page taken during that ride)
We also have a video of that ride (available by mail), and in it you can see she hadn't forgotten how to be a good saddle horse. We loaned Lily out for the fall of 2007 for trail riding and got good reports on her performance.
Photo above right and 4 photos below: August 2006, first ride after weaning her foal. Rider: Clara Vaughn
In the fall of 2007, we pulled Lily out of the pasture after many months off for the foal, and took a trail ride with three weanlings. Lily was great, ponying the baby along, crossing the creek (see photo top of page) and standing quietly for dismounts while opening gates. It was like she had been ridden all along.
any trouble with pregnancy or delivery, and the foals are healthy. Her
2004 gelding, Inquisitive Zip Kat, is really smart and athletic. He was
a pleasure to break out as a two-year-old, no trouble at all, just
like his mom. Polly Topnotch, Lily's 2005 filly, has been a dream to
train and show as a two-year-old, winning blue ribbons at her first
2007 baby, Topnotch Tiger Lily is a knockout gorgeous hunk of a filly,
and might be the best yet.